A series of books that gives the reader the information they need to understand the issues behind the headlines today. The information is presented in a straightforward and objective way, giving the facts and explaining the issues. Side panels provide definitions and case studies, list relevant statistics and point towards areas of debate. The aim is to enable the reader to contribute towards the debate themselves. The series is illustrated with top-quality reportage photography and produced on a fast-track basis to ensur that each book is as up-to-date as possible. Globalisationlooks at the issues surrounding the way the world has become increasingly dominated by multinationals and 'big' business. Why are some people so worried by this trend? The implications that globalisation has on our daily lives, the environment and human rights are explored in this book.
Iris Teichmann is a linguist and writer who has worked for various non-governmental organizations and charities; until recently, she was information manager for the Refugee Council. Originally from Germany, she now lives in London.